The Ranger (beta)

Fremont County's Daily Newspaper

News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.

Ranger Login

Ranger News

County UW students graduate

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2013 fall semester.
The following degrees ... [more]

Area riders earn national Pony Club certification

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Joan Hough, of Riverton, and Larissa Webb, of Pavillion, have completed their "D1 level" testing with the Wind River Pony Club in Riverton.
Joan Hough, 11, is ... [more]

Tribe's stay request a reversal of earlier opinion

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Last week, the Northern Arapaho Tribe requested a stay of a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision affecting the boundaries of the Wind River Indian ... [more]

No land stolen in EPA ruling, tribe says

Feb 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  According to Northern Arapaho lawyers, Indian Country includes all lands within a reservation boundary, regardless of who owns specific ... [more]

Legislators propose to amend state constitution to do away with state superintendent post

Feb 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the state superintendent of public instruction.
The proposal ... [more]

Larsen says WLRC a key issue locally, hopeful about Riverton justice center cash

Feb 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  With the 2014 legislative session under way in Cheyenne, State Rep. Lloyd Larsen, R-Lander, expects to be involved in issues surrounding the future of the ... [more]

Petitions on EPA action still accepted; past mayor's letter

Feb 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency will accept petitions through Tuesday, Feb. 18, for judicial review of its recent ruling redefining the boundaries of the ... [more]

Today

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MENDOZA

A daughter was born to Leighanna Oldman, of Salt Lake City, and Santana Mendoza, of Riverton, at 6:55 p.m. Dec. 31, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

Shoshoni school canceled after water break

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  A water line break Tuesday closed Fremont County School District 24 in Shoshoni.
School was canceled for the day.
Superintendent Tammy Cox said students ... [more]

WAVE urges health pros in state to volunteer in emergencies

Feb 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and other healthcare providers are encouraged by the Wyoming Department of Health to register with the recently ... [more]

Digest

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Marijuana demonstration at Capitol
CHEYENNE -- Marijuana activists say they want state lawmakers to legalize pot now rather than wait for voters to do ... [more]

Special session likely over Hill

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative panel is sponsoring a bill that could lead to a special legislative session to deal with fallout from the state Supreme Court decision ... [more]

Bill would allow same-sex marriage in Wyoming

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Laramie lawmaker is pushing legislation to change state law to allow same-sex marriages.
State Rep. Cathy Connolly's bill would rewrite the ... [more]

In State of the State, governor touts sound fiscal condition

Feb 11, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming is in good financial shape and getting stronger, Gov. Matt Mead said in his State of the State address to lawmakers Monday in Cheyenne.
If the state ... [more]

ALICE trainees learn how to respond to intruder

Feb 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Board of Cooperative Education Services helped facilitate the first Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate training -- or ALICE -- for ... [more]

Man pleads down sex assault charges but might face new fed counts

Feb 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plea agreement and federal charges are in store for a Lander man facing three counts of first-sexual assault related to two cases in state court.
The 9th ... [more]

Tribe takes advice of former mayor, asks that EPA ruling be delayed

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe has joined the state of Wyoming in requesting that the Environmental Protection Agency stay its recent ruling redefining the ... [more]

Student council members approved for Florida trip in June

Feb 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County School District 25 board of trustees board has approved an out-of-state travel request for the Student Council to the National Association ... [more]

Dinosaur bone case from Wyo. moves to federal court

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- A lawsuit in Denver's U.S. District Court names a "fossilized Tyrannosaurus bataar skull" as the defendant.
The legal maneuver essentially ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State board approves land deal
CHEYENNE -- The State Board of Land Commissioners has endorsed a proposal that would transfer ownership of 1,280 acres ... [more]

Science in wolf delisting plan fails peer review

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A proposal to lift federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. suffered a significant setback Friday as an independent review ... [more]

The way it was: County cattlemen -- 1974

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  The Fremont County Cattlemen's Association had its winter meeting 40 years ago on this date, electing a new board of directors while keeping one familiar face ... [more]

Digest

Feb 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Farm and Ranch Days approach
The Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days will include more than 30 sessions Wednesday and Thursday in the Fremont Center at ... [more]

Spirit of WRHS team spreads to school

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The girls basketball team at Wind River High School in Pavillion has spent the past week doing service to the Fremont County community as part of an annual ... [more]

Whiteplume collecting tales of Sho-Rap firefighters for book

Feb 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fighting fires can be a dangerous and stimulating experience for a firefighter, and Robin Whiteplume thinks compiling those stories would be the best way to ... [more]

Lander native celebrates 101st birthday with family, friends

Feb 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Minnie Presgrove celebrated her 101st birthday on Jan. 29 at the Morning Star Manor assisted living facility in Fort Washakie.
Presgrove, the oldest resident ... [more]

Pathologist hire gains ground

Feb 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The math adds up to show Fremont County could hire its own forensic pathologist, according to a report from Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan.
He said ... [more]

Bebout ready for battle on rez border; justice center outlook good

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, was pleased to see funding for payment in lieu of taxes in the farm bill that was approved Tuesday by the U.S. Senate.
The ... [more]

Legislature set to convene this week

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In his second year as co-chairman of Wyoming's Joint Appropriations Committee, State Sen. Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) says the state is in good shape ... [more]

Legislature's next move in Hill case could be new 'supercommittee'

Feb 11, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  A legislative panel is drafting a bill that could lead to a special session to deal with fallout from the state Supreme Court's decision in the superintendent ... [more]